2010 Renewables

Renewable energy resources presently provide approximately 1/3 of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E's) total electric portfolio, including 14.4% from resources eligible under California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program. PG&E is seeking new contracts with generators to increase the level of RPS-eligible renewable generation to 20% by 2010-2013. In this 2010 Renewables RFO, PG&E is seeking Offers from sellers pursuant to which PG&E would enter into agreements to purchase energy and capacity from Eligible Renewable Resources (ERR) meeting PG&E's resource needs and California's RPS program for the years 2009 and beyond. Parties interested in submitting Offers in response to this RFO are referred to PG&E's Solicitation Protocol and other RFO-related data and information described below.

2010 Renewables RFO Targeted Schedule

The timeline for the RPS RFO has been changed and the schedule is still being determined. Pending CPUC approval, the 2010 Renewables RFO is expected to be issued in the second quarter of 2011.

Event2011 Date
PG&E Issues RFOQ2
Notice of Intent to Bid DueQ2
Bidders ConferenceQ2
Deadline for Submission of OffersQ2/Q3
PG&E selects shortlistQ3/Q4
CPUC issues Market Price Referent (MPR)TBD
Execution of Final Agreements and Submit for CPUC ApprovalTBD

2010 Renewables RFO Protocol, Power Purchase Agreement, Related Information and Data

Pursuant to Decision (D) 09-06-018, the utilities were required to use the project viability calculator that was developed and made available by Energy Division staff, to evaluate all bids received in response to the 2009 RPS solicitation. The project viability calculator may be downloaded from the CPUC's RPS website.

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Decision and Orders

On June 2, 2010, PG&E filed with the CPUC the Amendment to its 2010 Renewable Portfolio Standard Procurement Plan (PDF, 374 KB) and the 2010 Draft Version of the Solicitation Protocol Document (DOC, 751 KB).

Transmission Ranking Cost for Potential Generation

On October 1, 2008 PG&E filed Draft Transmission Ranking Cost Report (PDF, 651 KB) ("TRCRs") with the Commission. The TRCR's for the 2009 RPS were approved on April 29, 2009 under R. 08-08-009 (PDF, 147 KB).

California Energy Commission (CEC) Guidebooks

Contact Us

For information or questions about PG&E 2010 Renewables RFO
E-Mail to: RenewableRFO@pge.com